Mar Athanasius College of Engineering pioneered the research in technology at Mahatma Gandhi University and is now under APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University. The Institute has research centers in the Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics, and Computer Science departments. In addition to the advanced computational techniques, well-equipped laboratories are available for research in various departments. The separate concrete research laboratory in Civil Engineering Department is the first and unique in Kerala. The highly efficient and dedicated research guides who have experience in leading institutes like IITs, IISc, and NITs are the backbone of the research centers on our campus.

The thrust areas of research are
  • Structural Engineering
  • Concrete Technology
  • Foundations and Geomechanics
  • Smart Materials
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Machine Design
  • Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Material Science
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Manufacturing/Nanofluids
  • Power Electronics
  • Nano Dielectrics
  • Power Electronics
  • VLSI Design
  • Image Processing
  • Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks
  • Computer Security
  • Computer Architecture
  • Inorganic Chemistry